Birth Health News

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3/15/2012
Health Tip: Bringing Home a Premature Baby

Here are questions new parents should ask

3/7/2012
Drug Approved to Prevent Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Surfaxin treats lung disorder that affects premature babies

3/6/2012
Ban on Public Smoking Linked to Fewer Preterm Deliveries

After Scotland put new laws in place, even nonsmoking pregnant women benefited, study found

3/5/2012
Moms' Antidepressants May Affect Babies' Head Size: Study

Pregnant women may want to try alternatives to treat depression, experts say

3/2/2012
Parents' Wishes Sway Docs' Choices on Preterm Deliveries

Study found practice, counseling in very early gestation differed greatly among obstetricians

2/28/2012
Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms

Suggestions to protect yourself

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/3/2012
Epidural Plus Fever in Mom May Raise Risks for Baby

Study found as mother's temperature rose, problems were more likely at birth

2/3/2012
Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Suggestions for getting ready

1/27/2012
Health Tip: Manage Pain During Childbirth

Suggestions to ease pain without medication

1/26/2012
More U.S. Babies Born at Home: Report

Home birth is seen as viable option for some women, experts say

1/23/2012
Abortion Safer for Women Than Childbirth, Study Claims

Risk of death, though small, is 14 times higher in full-term pregnancy

1/16/2012
Children Born by C-Section at Slightly Higher Asthma Risk

Large Norwegian study found likelihood greater when mothers had no allergies

1/4/2012
U.S. Twin Births Soar: CDC

Older mothers, fertility treatments contributed to 76% rise in past 30 years

12/13/2011
Some Causes of Stillbirth May Be Avoidable: Studies

Lifestyle factors like drinking, smoking and diabetes management might influence risk

12/9/2011
Psych Episode Near Childbirth May Presage Bipolar Disorder

Women with mental health issue within 30 days of delivery most likely to get diagnosis, study contends

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/6/2011
Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies

New study also found reduced risk of brain injury for preterm infants

11/30/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Child Prepare for a Sibling

Suggestions to ease the transition

11/29/2011
New Software Might Help Predict Difficult Childbirth

Using 3-D reconstructions, program scores a mother's likelihood of normal delivery

11/21/2011
Health Tip: Help Your Newborn Sleep at Night

Suggestions for weary parents

11/18/2011
C-Section Rate Drops for First Time in a Decade in U.S.

And teen birth rate falls to a record low, CDC says

11/17/2011
Mom-to-Be's Mental State May Affect Child's Development

Emotional consistency before and after birth seems best for baby, study suggests

11/17/2011
11/14/2011
Babies Put on Transplant List Before Birth Get Hearts Faster

On average, unborn babies are put on the list 18 days before birth, study shows

11/5/2011
Online Forums Can Help Women Cope With Pregnancy Loss

After miscarriage or stillbirth, message boards offer safe, convenient way to share feelings, study shows

10/20/2011
Flu Shots for Pregnant Women Also Protect Newborns

New research also suggests that the vaccine does not increase miscarriage risk

9/28/2011
Lung Function of Late Preemies May Improve With Age

Infants born moderately premature seem to have improved lung function in teen years, study shows

9/21/2011
Previous Infant Death Linked to Raised Risk of Stillbirth

Black women 9 times more likely than whites to experience stillbirth in later pregnancy, study finds

8/22/2011
Steps Outlined to Screen All Newborns for Heart Defects

N.J. will be first state to implement routine testing

8/11/2011
Women Born After Great Depression Had More Children, Study Finds

They had more babies than generation before, after

8/9/2011
Maternal Blood Test Can Determine Sex of Fetus at 7 Weeks

It's meant to spot conditions such as hemophilia but might be used to gauge gender, researchers say

7/19/2011
C-Section Rate in U.S. Climbs to All-Time High: Report

Cesareans should not be performed for the convenience of a woman or her doctor, expert says

6/28/2011
Flexible Schedule Helps Keep New Moms in the Workplace

Leeway in working hours helps women meet demands of home, job, study found

6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/17/2011
Deaths Exceed Births in 24% of U.S. Communities: Report

Rural America hit hardest by 'natural decrease' as young move elsewhere, study finds

6/15/2011
Health Tip: Protect Newborns From the Sun

Suggestions to prevent burns in babies less than 6 months

6/2/2011
Male Heart Disease May Be Linked to Mom's Lifetime Nutrition

Risk associated, in part, with mother's body size, placenta size and shape at birth, researchers say

5/20/2011
Home Births Jump 20 Percent in 4 Years: U.S. Report

Increase follows 15-year decline; experts remain divided on safety

5/18/2011
Are Affluent Women More Apt to Choose C-Section?

Scottish study finds equality between social classes for emergency deliveries, but not elective ones

5/16/2011
5/9/2011
Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism

Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

5/8/2011
Kids' Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study

Higher rates of the digestive disorder seen among children born in spring, summer, researchers find

4/29/2011
Early Surgery Boosts Outcomes for Babies With Cleft Palate

To help prevent the common birth defect, experts also advise folic acid for mom

4/27/2011
Higher Oxygen Levels Improve Preemie Survival: Study

But risks are involved, including eye damage, doctor notes

4/26/2011
One in 1,000 Newborns Develops Blood Poisoning: Study

Many providers weak on prevention, fail to do recommended screening for bacteria, researchers say

4/6/2011
Progesterone Treatment Cuts Preterm Birth Risk in Certain Women

The therapy worked in women with a short cervix, researchers say

4/1/2011
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Pre-Term Labor

Before week 37 of pregnancy

3/31/2011
U.S. Reports Continuing Drop in Birth Rate

Data show broad-based decline among all races, nearly all ages and in all states

3/10/2011
Animal Study May Explain Low Birth Weight-Obesity Link

Research suggests brain may be programmed to eat more in those malnourished before birth